As Wales faces a crucial showdown against Group D leaders Turkey in Cardiff, their Euro 2024 qualification journey has reached a pivotal juncture. A hard-fought 1-1 draw in Armenia on Saturday leaves Rob Page’s side with a must-win situation on Tuesday, coupled with the hope that Croatia drops points against Armenia.
While the task ahead is challenging, Wales has a safety net in the form of a guaranteed play-off spot if they fall short in their bid to secure direct qualification. The intricate dance of results in this group adds a layer of suspense, with Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland no longer in contention for a spot in the Euros.
The Euro 2024 tournament in Germany will feature a total of 24 teams, with the host nation earning an automatic qualification. The qualification process has already seen 19 nations secure their spots, leaving just three places up for grabs through the play-offs.
The draw for the highly anticipated tournament is set for December 2, with the play-offs scheduled for March. The 12 teams participating in the play-offs will be determined based on their performances in the 2022-23 Nations League, setting the stage for a nail-biting climax to the Euro 2024 qualification saga.
As Wales prepares for a do-or-die clash against Turkey, the nation holds its breath, hoping for a victory that could see them join Europe football elite in next summer’s championship or, at the very least, secure a play-off berth for another shot at Euro glory.